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Share Your Experience with a Ross Student

Alumni Office Hours work one-on-one with students in a mentoring capacity to assist with informational interviews, mock interviews, resumes, or simply answering career or industry questions.

Contact Alumni Engagement at [email protected] or 734-763-5775 to learn more about the program and discuss pairing you with a student.

Bob Wilson

It was a great learning experience. By understanding the issues and struggles that these students are going through, I learned about their aspirations and the state of business education today.

Bob Wilson, MBA '98

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Meet the Alumni in the Program
BBA '95
Managing Partner,
Outrun Ventures
Chris is a London-based entrepreneur, fintech investor, and mentor. He is founder and Managing Partner of Outrun...
MBA '09
Staff Design Quality Engineer,
Lesli Ann Mie Agcaoili (MBA 2009) is a Staff Design Quality Engineer at Tesla, working with studio designers, product...
MBA ’02
Board Member,
Colbun, Banco Bind
Juan Carlos is a Board Member at Colbun, Banco Bind. He has had a very diversified corporate career. Before becoming one...
BBA '96
Managing Director of Americas, Customer Solutions Group,
Adam is Managing Director for Google’s Customer Solutions Group, Americas. His team is responsible for helping new...
MBA '07
Shaily Baranwal is the founder and CEO of Edblox (Elevate K-12), formerly Elevate. She was born and raised in Mumbai...
BSME ‘91/MBA ‘15
Chief Operating Officer,
Commonwealth Associates, Inc.
Sam Barnes is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Commonwealth. He has been employed by...
MBA '95
Retired – Vice President Finance, Procter & Gamble, Entrepreneur,
D1 Training
Bill Beckham retired from Procter and Gamble as Vice-President Finance, Physical Distribution. He is now an entrepreneur...
MBA '97
President & Chief Client Fanatic,
Root Inc.
For more than 10 years, Rich Berens had the opportunity to lead Root and its artists, designers, researchers...
BBA ‘82
Chief Operations & Technology Officer,
Bank of America
Cathy Bessant​ is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team.
MBA ‘99
Senior Vice President, General Manager, M·A·C Cosmetics – North America,
The Estée Lauder Companies
André Branch is the Senior Vice President, General Manager, M·A·C Cosmetics – North America at The Estée Lauder...
Professional in Residence
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Morgan Stanley
Jeffrey Brodsky is Morgan Stanley’s Chief Human Resources Officer, as well as a member of the Firm’s Operating Committee and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Culture, Values and Conduct Committee.
MBA '96
Head of Marketing, U.S. Wealth,
BMO Wealth Management
Monica Carney is an accomplished marketing strategist and business leader, with significant experience in brand...
BBA '94
Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Management Executive,
Hancock Whitney Bank
Erik Carrington is a Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Management Executive for Hancock Whitney Bank. Erik is...
MBA '07
Compliance Director,
Angela Carter is the Chief Compliance Officer at ITW, where she is responsible for leading a team in managing the...
MBA '15
Director of Product - Growth,
Reddit, Inc.
Yee joined Reddit in 2018 as Growth Product Manager overseeing new user retention, inbound user traffic, and virality...
BBA '01
Partner, Centerview Partners
Karn Chopra has over 18 years of experience advising and executing restructuring, financing and M&A transactions across...
MBA '83
Adaptive Testing Technologies
Yehuda Cohen is an entrepreneur who has worked as a veteran operations executive for over 30 years. He joined Adaptive...
MBA '06/BSE '00
Branton is a Director at PwC and a Fellow in the CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship, which focuses on improving...
Marcus Collins
MBA '09
LEO Intermittent Lecturer,
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Marcus Collins is an award-winning marketer and cultural translator with one foot in the world of practice—serving as...
BBA '95
The TCS Group, Inc
Tamika Curry Smith is President of The TCS Group, Inc., a firm that provides human resources and diversity, equity, and...
MBA '12
Vice President of Talent & Learning,
Grant is currently VP, Talent & Learning for Coinbase, a remote-first company working to create an open financial system...
MBA '79
Co-Chief Executive Officer,
MIO Partners Inc.
Toos N. Daruvala is Co-Chief Executive Officer of the McKinsey Investments Office (MIO). Toos joined McKinsey & Co in...
BBA '17
Acquisitions & Development Associate,
Related Urban
Jordan Davis is an Acquisitions & Development Associate at Related Urban, the affordable and workforce housing...
MBA '05
Global Brand Marketing Director,
Modern Unicorn Marketer Lorelei is an accomplished, agile global marketing and digital leader with a 15-year career...
MBA '00
Melissa Eamer is the Chief Executive Officer of NoHo Wellness, a stealth mode company in the telemedicine space. Prior...
BBA '06
Global Agency Innovation Leader,
Teresa Elliott is Director, Global Agency Innovation Leader at Spotify. She leads Spotify Advertising's Global Agency...
BBA '97
Marketing Strategist Advisor
Amy Farbman has a proven track record in strategic marketing and partnership development across a spectrum of industries...
BBA ‘95
Co-Founder and Managing Partner,
Watervale Equity Partners
Mike Faremouth​ is a Co-Founder and President of Watervale Equity Partners (Watervale), a Cleveland, Ohio based private...
BBA '97
General Partner, TCV
Ric Fenton is a General Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), based in Menlo Park, California. Founded in 1995...
BBA/MAcc '92
Managing Director, Global Operations,
Jim joined Experian in 1998 and has since held several global leadership positions, including Managing Director for...
BBA '79
Vuka Innovation and Vuka Works
Heather Fraser is a lifelong business strategist, innovator and business designer, with a passion for human insight...
MBA '05
Chief Financial Officer, Board of Directors,
Eden Enterprises
Darren Gacicia has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Eden Enterprises since June 2018. He joined the Board of...
BA '79 / MBA '86
President & CEO,
Medecision, Inc.
Deborah M. Gage is a proven business transformer, having built her career as an entrepreneur founding and leading...
BBA '97
Managing Director,
Merit Capital Partners
Evan Gallinson, Managing Director, joined Merit Capital Partners in 2005. Merit is a Chicago-based private equity firm...
BBA '97
Co-Head of Leveraged Finance Portfolio Manager / Managing Director,
Mitchell S. Garfin, CFA, Managing Director, is the Co-Head of Leveraged Finance within BlackRock's Global Credit team...
MBA '08
Managing Partner,
Salesforce Ventures
Matt Garratt currently serves as the Managing Partner of Salesforce Ventures, the strategic investment arm for...
MBA '83
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Head of Fixed Income,
Michael is Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Head of Fixed Income, and a member of the Firm's Management Committee at...
BBA '88
Senior Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer,
New York at Centerbridge
Jeffrey A. Gelfand​ joined Centerbridge in 2006, and oversees the firm’s accounting, tax, operations, investor services...
MBA '97
President, Consumer Division,
CNO Financial Group, Inc.
Scott Goldberg is president of the consumer division of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO). CNO provides life and...
BBA '97
NutraPath Labs
Jason is an entrepreneur, doctor and mentor. He is a co-founder of Nutrapath Labs, a cannabis industry technology...
BBA '00
Managing Director of Investor Relations and Marketing, Aristeia Capital
Marne Gorman is the Managing Director of Investor Relations and Marketing at Aristeia Capital, an alternative investment...
BBA '99
Restructuring Partner,
Kirkland and Ellis, LLP
Nicole (Martin) Greenblatt is a Partner in the restructuring group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she counsels debtors...
BBA ’94/MBA ’01
In January 2015, Joe Guith was appointed to serve as president of Cinnabon, Inc. after serving four months as the brand...
BS '03/MD '09/MBA ‘09
Founder and CEO,
Simple Access Healthcare
Dr. Anurag Gupta is the founder and CEO of Simple Access Healthcare, a technology based medical services platform...
MAcc '09
Revere CRE
Mark Hammitt is the Co-Founder and CFO of Revere CRE, a networking and transaction management platform for commercial...
BBA '03
National Manager Business Development,
American Express
Jaime Harris is the National Manager of Business Development at American Express. Jaime is on the Strategic Sales team...
MBA '06
Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Harris Point Chicago
Harris Point Chicago is real estate development/management company based in Chicago and focused on green building design...
BBA '05
Founder/Chief Investment Officer,
Crescent Cove Advisors, LP
Jun Hong Heng, is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer for Crescent Cove. Prior to launching Crescent Cove, Jun Hong...
MBA '88
Managing Director,
Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank
Mr. Herzog is the Head of the Debt Optimization & Distribution team for the Americas. In his role, Gary leads the...
MBA '88
The Charcoal Project
Sylvia Herzog, Director, The Charcoal Project MBA/MPP 1988 Sylvia Herzog is currently the Director of The Charcoal...
MBA '95
Managing Director, Motoring Ventures LLC and Author, Motoring Africa: Sustainable Automotive Industrialization
If you stand on any busy street corner in America for 60-seconds, you will see at least one automobile that Edward T. Hightower had a lead role in creating and bringing to market.
BBA ‘97
Partner, Westwood Partners,
Co-Founder, TalentStat and Connectivity Venture Fund
Ellen Hoch spent 16 years at one of the premier financial services-focused retained executive search boutiques, Westwood...
MBA '14
Vice President, Finance, Global Operations,
Michelle Hook has served as vice president of finance for global operations since December 2018. In this role, she leads...
BBA ‘98
Founder & CEO,
Touchdown Ventures
David Horowitz is the Founder and CEO of Touchdown Ventures. Touchdown partners with leading corporations to manage...
MBA ‘15
Marketing Strategy and Operations Manager,
John Huang joined Twitter in 2017 as a Marketing Strategy and Operations Manager supporting senior leaders across...
BBA '94
President & CEO,
Robert Hutchens​ is the President & CEO of StemBioSys, a regenerative medicine biotech company based in San Antonio, TX...
MBA '97
Chief Financial and Operations Officer,
Southfield Public Schools
Marc Ingram is a nationally recognized leader with 25 years’ experience in the public sector. During his career, Mr...
BBA '10
Partner-Marketing/Commercial Strategy,
Trinity Life Sciences
Omer Ismail has experience advising global pharmaceutical/biotech clients across a range of commercialization...
BBA '96/MBA '05
Managing Partner,
Bloomfield Capital
Jason F. Jarjosa is Managing Partner of Bloomfield Capital. Bloomfield is a real estate private equity firm based...
MBA ‘92
Americas Ombud, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Ralph E. Johnson serves as a confidential and impartial discussion partner and sounding board for work-related or...
BBA ’99/MAcc ’00
Ernst & Young LLP
Deborah (Sobczak) Jones is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Professional Practice responsible for advising clients and...
BBA '00
Brenner West Capital Partners
Joshua W. Kaufman co-founded and co-managed Brenner West Capital Partners, a value-oriented investment partnership, from...
BBA ‘92
Senior Manager, National Talent,
Kathy Kelley is an experienced talent leader focused on creating a culture where all professionals can be and do their...
BBA '08
Managing Director,
Ares Management Corporation
Mr. Kenzie is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining...
MBA '01
Chekesha Kidd is the Founder and CEO of Kinumi and serves as Executive-In-Residence at Archetype Solutions Group...
BA ‘89/MBA ‘94
SVP, Head of Agency Creative,
Discovery Communications
Throughout his 25-year career, Derek Koenig has combined team-building leadership, strategic acumen, and award-winning...
MS '06/MBA '11
Principal, Product Manager,
Cynthia Koenig's interests lie at the intersection of business, innovation and impact. She has helped launch ventures of...
BBA '95
Founder and Managing Partner,
ITE Management L.P.
Jason Koenig is the Founder and Managing Partner of ITE Management L.P. ITE Management L.P. is an investment firm that...
BBA '94
Executive Director,
Moelis & Company
Brett Kornblatt is an Executive Director - Investment Banking at Moelis & Company in Chicago, Illinois. Here are more...
MBA ‘06
SVP and Chief Customer Officer,
Ram Krishnan is currently the SVP/Chief Customer Officer leading all global PepsiCo business in the Walmart account...
MBA '07
Co-Founder and CEO,
OpenLogix Corporation
Steve is the Co-Founder and CEO of Openlogix, a VAR and technology services company that specializes in the cloud...
MBA '03
CEO & Co-Founder,
Satish Malnaik is a technology and venture creation enthusiast driven by a passion for innovation. He is CEO and co...
BBA '96
Gregg Mayer is the CEO of Bisnow LLC. Bisnow is a private equity owned industry leading B2B platform informing and...
Professional In Residence
Cartesian Capital Group
Beth Michelson, CFA, is Partner with Cartesian Capital Group, a global private equity firm headquartered in NYC. She has...
BBA, '18
Private Equity Senior Associate,
Rahul joined GTCR in 2022 and is focused on middle market private equity investments across the healthcare, financial...
MBA '10
Founder & CEO,
Jennifer Nash Coaching & Consulting
Jennifer Nash is an executive coach, author, and consultant who specializes in accelerating the success of Fortune 50...
BBA '03
Managing Director,
Rema Nasif is the Managing Director of CX Strategy & Insights at OneMagnify in Detroit, MI. She is responsible for...
BBA '18
Real Estate Fund Analyst,
Citymark Capital
Tristan Neeb is a Real Estate Fund Analyst at Citymark Capital, a Cleveland, Ohio based real estate private equity firm...
MBA '22
West Coast Operations Manager,
David is an operations manager at the privately owned defense contracting firm ManTech International. Before...
MBA '11
Brand Manager for Gillette On Demand,
Procter & Gamble
Stephanie Osborn is the Brand Manager for Gillette On Demand, Gillette’s Direct to Consumer service. She has been at...
BBA '85
McDonald's Corporation
Kevin Ozan was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s effective March, 2015...
BBA '97
Founder/CEO, Vidya Capital
Naimish Patel was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tru Family Dental, a dental support organization...
BBA ’86
Chief Executive Officer,
CFI Group
Sheri Petras manages offices across four continents as the CEO of CFI Group. She works out of CFI's world headquarters...
MBA '98
President & CEO,
Mark Petroff is driving Marketing Associates' development as a technology enabled provider of marketing and analytics...
MBA ‘08
Senior Director, Guest Support,
Dave is the senior director for guest support at lululemon, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He joined lululemon in 2011...
BBA '03
Managing Director,
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Lori Pomerantz is a Managing Director and Lead Portfolio Manager on the High Yield, Bank Loan and Opportunistic credit...
BBA '88
Clovis Capital Management
Prior to Co-founding Clovis in June, 2002, Mr. Prober was a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn...
MBA '05
Founder, Chief Investment Officer,
93 East Capital
Manoj Ramnani is the Founder of global macro fund 93 East Capital. He started 93 East Capital in 2021 after fifteen...
Professional In Residence
Eric Remer is the Chief Executive Officer of EverCommerce. Prior to EverCommerce, Eric co-founded and served as CEO of...
BBA '85
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Newstone Capital Partners LLC
John Rocchio co-founded Newstone Capital Partners LLC in 2006. Newstone is an investment firm established to provide...
MBA '96
Head of Communications and Marketing,
Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA)
Elizabeth is a seasoned executive who has managed strategic partnerships, business development, public relations and...
BBA '07
Bruin Capital
Jeffrey Roth is a Founding Partner of Bruin Capital where he serves as the company’s financial, strategic, and deal lead...
Professional in Residence
Vice Chair Emeritus,
LEK Consulting, Global Industrials, Advisor/Board Member
Former President of LEK Consulting, Americas Region Former Vice Chair, LEK Consulting, Global Industrials Vice Chair...
BBA '93
Partner/Strategic Advisor, PEAK6 Investments
George is a financial services/fintech CEO, board director, investor, and general manager with deep experience leading...
MBA '93
Head of Marketing, E-Commerce, Digital and Customer Experience,
Zotos Professional Division of Henkel
Michelle Ryan is an entrepreneurial marketing executive with extensive experience across mass, prestige, and e-commerce...
BBA '95
Portfolio Manager,
Point72's Cubist Systematic Strategies
John Sabat is a Portfolio Manager at Point72's Cubist Systematic Strategies, where he runs global mid- and high...
BBA '17
VP, Finance - Business Strategy & Development,
I currently serve Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) as the VP, Pricing - Business Strategy & Development. In this role I provide...
MBA ‘70
Wells Fargo
Stephen W. Sanger is chairman at Wells Fargo, a position he was elected to in October 2016 after serving on the board...
BBA '88
Managing Director - Wealth Management, Alternative Investment Director, Financial Advisor,
Morgan Stanley
​Jill Schildkraut-Katz provides comprehensive wealth management services to multi-generational families, private equity...
BBA '98
Global Head of ECM and High Touch Trading,
SquarePoint Capital
Eric Sealove has over 25 years of experience as a financial and hedge fund professional. He is currently the Global Head...
Nicola Sebastiani
MBA '12
VP, Head of Mobile, PlayStation Studios,
Nicola Sebastiani currently serves as Vice President, Head of Mobile at PlayStation Studios, overseeing mobile for the...
MBA '05
Chief Executive Officer,
Blumhouse Games
Don Sechler is the Chief Financial Officer for Blumhouse Games. In his role, he oversees corporate finance, strategic...
MBA '03
Director, Google Cloud
Vimal Shah leads Google Cloud’s Enterprise business for retail and CPG clients in New England. Vimal manages a team who...
MBA '15
Senior Consultant,
​​Ian Shapiro is an innovative finance leader known for turning ideas into solutions. He has led projects across a...
MBA ’95
Barnes & Noble College & EVP BNED Retail
Jonathan Shar serves as President, Barnes & Noble College and Executive Vice President, BNED Retail. In this role, Mr...
MBA ’00
Client Advisor,
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Cecil Shepherd is a client advisor in the Corporate & Investment Bank at JPMorgan in New York City. He is also president...
BBA ’93
Managing Director, Global Head of Building Materials and Distribution Group, Investment Banking Division,
Richard Siegel is a Managing Director and Global Head of the Building Materials and Distribution Group in the Investment...
BBA '05
Bain & Company
Cindy Skaruppa is a Partner at Bain & Company, based in their New York office. She is a leader within Bain's Private...
BBA '05
Andrew is a Consulting Partner at PwC and has held various leadership roles and responsibilities within the firm. He...
MBA ‘93
American Innovations
As CEO of American Innovations, Rich Smalling leads the company in providing compliance solutions to oil and gas...
MBA '80
Senior Managing Director, Digital Investment Strategy and Global Co-Head, Venture Capital and Technology, Private Equity,
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Jeff Smith is the Senior Managing Director of Digital Investment Strategy and Global Co-Head for Venture Capital and...
Professional In Residence
Managing Principal - Investments and Partnerships,
MedCraft Investment Partners
Jay Soave is currently a principal at MedCraft Investment Partners, a real estate private equity fund focused on the...
BA '89
Managing Director,
Saks-Spar Financial Group
Ari Spar has been in the financial services industry for 25 years. As Managing Director, Ari advises ultra-high net...
MBA ‘87
March of Dimes
Stacey D. Stewart joined March of Dimes as its fifth President and CEO on January 1, 2017. In this role, Stewart heads...
BBA '05
Senior Director,
Corporate Strategy at ESPN
Nathan Suh is Senior Director, Corporate Strategy at ESPN. In this role, Nathan oversees integrated strategy projects...
MBA '10/MPP '10
VP, Analytics & Client Strategy,
CCS Fundraising
Ian Swedish is the vice president, Analytics & Client Strategy for CCS and brings more than 15 years of experience...
MBA '97
Assistant Professor, Management,
University of Houston - Downtown
Candace M. TenBrink Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Marilyn Davies College of Business at the...
MBA '97
Group Chief Operating Officer,
Zurich Insurance
Kristof Terryn began his career in 1993 in the banking industry, where he worked in capital markets. In 1997, he joined...
BBA '95
William Blair Investment Management
Corey Tobin is the director of research and a research analyst for the U.S. Growth Equity team at William Blair...
MBA ‘10
Vice President of Sports Experiences and Partnerships,
American Express
Lindsay Ulrey currently serves as Vice President of Sports Experiences and Partnerships at American Express, overseeing...
BBA '84
Human Resources, Managing Director,
Gryphon Investors
Rich/Chrissie (he/she/they) is a openly transgender Private Equity Executive who has held global Operating Company...
MBA '17
Senior Vice President, Global Power & Job Site,
Global Power Group at Briggs & Stratton
Edward Wajda brings more than 20 years of global experience in Senior Vice President and Divisional President roles...
MBA '89
Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors (REIA)
For more than 30 years, Marty has been a leader in the real estate investment community, serving a distinguished list of...
BBA/MAcc '94
Encore Rehabilitation Services
Sean is the Chief Executive Officer of Encore Rehabilitation Services, based in Farmington Hills, MI. Encore is a...
BBA '94
Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development,
J. Michael Whitted is Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development for Hillenbrand, Inc. Before coming to...
BBA '93
Kohlberg & Company, LLC
Evan Wildstein​ is a Partner at Kohlberg & Company, LLC, a leading U.S. private equity firm which acquires controlling interests in middle market companies.
MBA '98
Vice President of Marketing,
Born on a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska, raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, and educated in Okinawa, Japan, Bob Wilson...
BBA ‘06
Chief Financial Officer,
XPO, Inc.
Since 2019, Kyle has served as an executive leader at XPO, one of the largest providers of asset-based less-than...
MBA '76
E78 Partners
Valerie became CEO of a manufacturing company at 30, growing revenue from $3 million to $100 million over 10 years...
MBA '06
Vice President, Performance Marketing,
Simpler Media Group, CMSWire, and DX Summit
Dylan Wright has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, marketing leader, and strategy consultant specializing in...
MBA '99
Managing Partner,
China Link Capital
David Wu will be participating as a speaker at the 2020 Asia Business Conference at the Ross School of Business. He has...
MBA ‘89
Head, Marketing - Digital Therapeutics,
Orexo US
Gwen is an experienced health care strategy and marketing professional with a track record of success across diverse...
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